Published on Monday, March 22, 2010
Gulf expatriates made remarkable contribution to Indian economy: C. Radhakrishnan



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Expatriates have played a key role in the economic and infrastructural development of India in general and Kerala state in particular, said C. Radhakrishnan, a renowned writer and former Chief Editor of Madhyamam Daily, he was delivering his key note address in a function to celebrate the 50 years of expatriate life in GCC together with the decennial of Gulf Madhyamam, organized by Gulf Madhyamam readers forum (Madhyamam Vichara Vedi) in Touristic park open auditorium last Friday.

The lifestyle of Keralite today is not what it was 50 years ago, it has changed a lot. Often most of the political parties claim the credit for this change, but in fact the reality is, that more than any revolution, the change brought in is by the expatriate community. It is the hard earned money remitted by the expatriates that has made this revolution happen. But this flow of cash has never been well utilized for the benefit of the expatriates or for the state. The state has never been able to pay back the expatriate who have repatriated after spending all their youth to support the state and their families back home Mr. Radha Krishnan added. Inaugurating the function Indian Ambassador H.E. Ajai Malhotra said that the Indian society in Kuwait are enterprising and that is evident from the strong presence Gulf Madhyamam has in Kuwait. The contribution of the Indian Society is highly appreciated by the Kuwaiti authorities, he noted. H.E. appreciated Gulf Madhyamam for playing a big role in disseminating information related to Kuwait as well as the Indian Embassy in Kuwait.


The industrialization of the media and the tight competition has become a major threat to freedom and value-based Journalism, said Madhyamam Chief Editor, O. Abdurahman. The media has been trying to protect a fringe group have taken to bending truths, based on their lobbying. The backward classes have been the victims of this devaluation in journalism. Those media have been partners with the state in terrorism, instead of bringing it out in public. This has led the backward classes towards violent terrorism. Madhyamam has created for itself a niche segment for itself with value based journalism and will work as a correctional force.

In his presidential address V.K. Hamza Abbas, Chief Editor Gulf Madhyamam (the first International Indian News Paper), said that Gulf Madhyamam has been trying to bring the problems and sufferings of the expatriates who have been filling our foreign exchange reserves with billions, to the notice of the authorities and has become the No.1 leading Indian newspaper in the Gulf, with eight editions across the Gulf.

Anvar Mishaal, official from Ministry of Information, Kuwait, in his felicitation speech reiterated the importance of Indo-Kuwait friendship and praised the expatriate Indians for their hard work and sincerity in the development of both India and Kuwait.


During the function 5 senior Indian citizens from Kerala who had spent more than 50 years in Kuwait were honored and His Excellency the Ambassador of India Mr. Ajai Malhotra distributed mementos to Mr. Mathunni Mathews (Toyota Sunny), O Abdul Kader, P.V Alikoya, P.S Menon and Yusuf Mattuyavayil. The veterans were been nominated and selected by the Gulf Madhyamam readers.


PK Jamal and M.V Mohamed Saleem awarded prizes to the Gulf Madhyamam distributors who performed the best in their distribution activities. The reception Committee General Convenor Kaipattoor Thankachan welcomed the gathering and Secretary Ashraf Mohamed proposed vote of thanks. Earlier the function started with recitation of verses from Holy Qur’an by Fouad Shaukath followed by National Anthem of Kuwait and India by Malarvadi Balasangam. Renowned Indian playback singer and junior Rafi Mohammed Aslam from Bangalore performed various hit songs of Mohammed Rafi for the packed audience.
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